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By Darvinder Singh On 27 Jul, 2018 At 08:14 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:A valedictorian qualifying campaign, encouraging results against European opposition and a new self-esteem had bolstered Brazilian expectations at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, but a quarter-final exit against Belgium, the tournament’s dark horses, was an abject failure for Brazil. In Brazilian football culture, winning is everything: the team might as well have ended last, […]

By Darvinder Singh On 27 Jul, 2018 At 08:08 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:A lethargic India turned in a lackadaisical performance on Thursday, losing to the world’s 16th ranked team, Ireland, 0-1 in their Women’s Hockey World Cup match. It was a match the Rani Rampal-led side should have comfortably won, given the experience and talent in their ranks. Forget rankings, circle entries, shots on goals, the simple […]

By Darvinder Singh On 27 Jul, 2018 At 08:24 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:The Philippines national basketball team said on Friday that it has pulled out of the Asian Games as it prepares to appeal sanctions handed down over a nasty on-court brawl with Australia at a World Cup qualifier. Basketball’s governing body FIBA suspended 10 players and two coaches from the Philippines national squad over the melee, […]

By Darvinder Singh On 27 Jul, 2018 At 08:51 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:Mesut Ozil thanked Arsenal fans for their “love” at a pre-season friendly after a torrid week following his racism allegations against Germany’s football body. Ozil watched Arsenal’s penalties defeat to Atletico Madrid on Thursday from the bench but he received one of the biggest cheers of the night when his image was flashed up on […]

By Darvinder Singh On 27 Jul, 2018 At 08:50 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:China are the most successful country in recent badminton history but, spearheaded by ageing legend Lin Dan, they host the World Championships next week at one of their lowest ebbs. Lin is in the twilight of his brilliant career at 34, while a sense of crisis engulfs China’s women’s team following their disappointing showing at […]

By Darvinder Singh On 26 Jul, 2018 At 09:31 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe and the Windies for back-to-back series later this year, a senior Bangladesh cricket official said on Thursday. Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to visit in January 2019 but the cricket board brought forward the tour to October avoid any potential clash with national elections. Bangladesh announced on Wednesday that the Windies would […]

By Darvinder Singh On 26 Jul, 2018 At 07:18 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says he has yet to reach an agreement with the Premier League club about his future. The Wales international, who joined the club in 2008, is in the final year of his contract. “We’ll see what happens, but my agent and the club are talking,” Ramsey told Sky Sports News. “I’m […]

By Darvinder Singh On 26 Jul, 2018 At 07:15 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik scored an aggressive 82 not out while captain Virat Kohli warmed up nicely for the first Test against England with a half century as India recovered from early jitters to post 322 for 6 on the opening day of their three-day tour-match against county side Essex here today. Opener Murali Vijay (53 […]

By Darvinder Singh On 23 Jul, 2018 At 08:05 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:Defending champions Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy retained the men’s doubles title at USD 25,000 Lagos International badminton tournament in Nigeria. Senior national champions Manu and Sumeeth, seeded top, defeated Vaibhav and Prakash Raj 21-12, 21-12 in the final to lay claim to the title for the second time. In a tournament dominated by Indians, […]

By Darvinder Singh On 23 Jul, 2018 At 08:40 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

PCI:Members of the Asian Tour may not have set the Open Championship on fire with their performances, but there is no doubt that the world is slowly sitting up and taking note of them. As many as 15 Asian Tour players made it to the field in Carnoustie this year. The Tour hasn’t kept a […]

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